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tax of 6.75%. and is not just the terms of the bailout making people here angry. some people feel they are being lied to. >> none of the promises they're making are real. five days ago, they were saying there was no chance for a haircut. now there is this situation than they are promising somehow we will get it back. there is no chance. >> germany has been blamed for insisting on the levee. they say they are open to changes. it includes a levy on deposits under 100,000 euro. the numbers we came up with are the base level. if there is any other way to achieve it, up to 100,000, we would not have the slightest problem. we would have to wait and see. >> given the angry reaction, there does appear to be rethinking going on behind the scenes. >> for more, we cross over live to cyprus to talk to nathan. it looks like the public backlash and international criticism are indeed forcing a rethink on this levy on bank deposits. how much room do they have? >> quite a bit of room as long as they can meet the magic number a 5.6 billion euros which would have been collected from the taxes they w
overwhelmingly reject a tax on savings. >> in syria, the government and rebels trade accusations of using chemical weapons in a village near aleppo. >> pope francis officially begins his papacy in rome with a promise to embrace the whole of humanity. >> in a vote expected to have wide ranging consequences, lawmakers in cyprus have delivered a decisive and overwhelming note to a government tax to lead the bank accounts. >> that means government cash for pensions, welfare, and health care could dry up as early as may. parliament voted less than an hour ago, following to be would days of high drama, handing the government and brussels a resounding defeat with no delegates voting in favor of the plan. 36 no votes and 19 abstentions. >> the house speaker had urged mp's to say no to blackmail in the vote on the bureau's own bailout package. his words clearly catching the angry mood in the chambers and on the streets. outside the parliament building, angry crowds also called for a no vote and held up signs, warning that other nations like italy and spain could be next in line. for the latest, le
. that includes a controversial tax on bank accounts to fund the bailout. >> people in cyprus brave the storm to protest outside parliament ahead of a crucial few hours for the country. inside, lawmakers are voting on a series of measures designed to help the financially stricken nation meet the terms of an international bailout package. few of the plan's details are known, even to eurozone officials in brussels, but an unpopular one of tax on savings could be back on the table, particularly on bank accounts with deposits of at least 100,000 euros. the plan needs to be in place by monday when the european central bank says it will withdraw financial aid for separate -- separate -- cypriot banks. >> a lot of people will definitely lose their jobs and benefits. >> cyprus needs to raise 5.8 billion in order to qualify for the bailout. its eurozone partners in the imf would then provide 10 billion euros in rescue loans. the fund raising measures under discussion include plans to restructure the country's second biggest lender and tapping state pension assets. >> all right, our correspondent is k
cut taxes everybody and eventually replace medicare with a voucher plan, cut medicaid by over $700 billion in 10 years. do the democrats have a better idea, mark? >> the democrats have a better idea by basically not letting anything compete in the spotlight with paul ryan's. numbersho looks at believe that you can cut the deficit in 10 years while simultaneously increasing defense spending and cutting 35 to 28, as from mitt romney proposed, but 39 to 25%. it is just a pipe dream. >> are we ever going to settle this thing, lois? >> and then we might. i think the charm offensive is working a little bit. mitch mcconnell is speaking well of the president in saying that we have useful meetings. his biggest problem might end up being the democrats, trying to move them through some sort of entitlement reform. >> evan? >> maybe obama has got some secret plans to, but i don't see it. this is too little too late. if he was serious about a grand bargain he would have started in november. instead, he behaved like a political hack for months, and then his polls go down and he says, okay, i gues
this tax. >> the details were supposed to be decided on by today. due to strong reaction from the public, officials decided they needed a few more days to ponder it. political leaders have postponed a vote to seize a portion of individual's bank deposits to bail out its financial sector. the island nation has been asked by the european union to impose a bank deposit tax of up to 9.9% in return for a bailout of 10 billion euros or about $13 billion. the public's anger is growing and banks in the nation have been closed to avert panic. the government is working on a plan to soften the impact of the levee on small savers and increase the burden on larger ones. it's unclear whether the proposal will go through the l parliament as the country does not have a ruling party. finance ministers called an merge teleconference meeting. global stock markets took a tumble monday in new york. the dow closed down 62 points. that's more than .4 of a percent. to see how stocks are trading this tuesday morning here in tokyo, let's go do ramin. >> we could be in for a bit of a bounce here if currency mark
with the beginning, and we look for to continuing the discussions. >> cypress has long been a tax haven for russian companies who have billions of euros in separate banks, but many russians who live on the island are outraged at the proposed levy on their savings. >> this country has cheated us and stolen our money. yes, stolen. it was not their money. we brought it here. we did not earn it here. >> for now, a separate account holders are relieved that parliament shot down the proposal. >> it was time to take a stand. they are sure to find a solution. the separate people are strong. we can take a lot. we have proven that before through many tough times. >> the cypriot government is still searching for any viable solution. even the country's archbishop has offered to help by digging into the pockets of the church. 17 billion euros is the son the island needs to keep afloat, approximately equivalent to the country's economic output, and it is more than the eu is willing to put up without a signifant contributnrom cyprus itself. >>or more, we no w live to nicosia where our correspondent is monitoring
, the budget that refuses to die. >> our budget plan reduces the deficit without raising taxes. >> the republican plan is the same baby with a new diaper. >> we know that until recently president obama and israeli prime minister netanyahu enjoyed what can be politely described as a somewhat strained relationship. on april 7 of last year, the "new york times" reported benjamin netanyahu and mitt romney enjoyed a warm relationship. almost one year later, the israelis have given obama a medal. they appear to be on the same page on iran. >> diplomacy and sanctions have not stopped iran's nuclear programs. diplomacy and sanctions must be augmented by a clear and credible threat of military action. >> we will do what is necessary to prevent iran from getting the world's worst weapons. >> will this story have a happy ending? >> this story will not have a happy ending. what we saw this week was barack obama at his best, connecting with an audience, and he made a compelling case for the need for a two-state solution, the security of israel and the well- being of the region. >> charles?
in congress especially in the senate. they did rise above a lot of the special interests with tax reform and fixing the social security system. they managed to survive re-election. if you take principled positions, stand up for them, explain them to your constituents, you know, maybe they'll raise more money by refusing the wall street guys and going to the main street constituents who vote for them. i think at the end of the day they'll sleep better at night t too. >> that's all the more reason to read "bull by the horns." sheila bear, thank you very much for what you're doing and for being with me today. >> thanks for having me. ♪ >>> it's not only our banking system that remains questionable and shaky, it's the whole of our economy, that complex mix master of capital and labor, prices and production, goods and services, rewards and punishments, largely driven by private decisions in what has been defined, mythologically, as "the free market." capitalism t, it turns out, is a capital idea if you have the capital. which brings us back to richard wolf. i say "back" because as many of y
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